The Z3 M Coupe, or BMW ‘Breadvan’ or “Clown Shoe” as many refer to it was very much an oddball and all the better for it, the Z3 M Coupe follows no model lineage and wasn’t replaced when production ceased, but what a wonderful hiccup in the corporate product line this car was. Here was a BMW that sent a high voltage shock through the normally slick but slightly conservative BMW range of the time. The lead engineer for the M Coupe, Burkhard Goschel, must have been very influential and smooth of speech to gain approval from the BMW Board of Directors. After all, the ingredients were unorthodox to say the least. Take the Z3 roadster, turn it into a fixed head coupe with a hatchback, drop in an E36 M3 engine and make sure it was a cost effective to produce. No easy task for BMW Motorsport division at the time.
Offered in the most desirable colour combination of Estoril Blue with black leather and blue inserts, this S50 Z3M Coupe has covered 58,000 miles from new.
The vendor has owned the car since 2013 and located the car after a search for an enthusiast owned example. The history file shows of £13,000 of invoices including notice of the VANOS recall, where the correct factory modifications completed.
A comprehensive service history is complete with the car by way of a stamped service booklet.
The car is offered with an MoT test certificate valid until January 2020 which importantly was obtained with no advisories. This example of this BMW is presented in very good order throughout and given the low mileage is certainly a sought after car. The vendor goes on to confirm that the paintwork and interior of the car are in excellent condition, the alloy wheels are unmarked with virtually brand new tyres and this 3 Litre beast is extremely tight to drive and delivers plenty of power!
Estimate: £25,000 – £30,000
€29,000 – €33,000
$31,000 – $36,000